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Max Wittek

The stage couldn't be bigger for redshirt freshman Max Wittek as he prepares to make his first career start at USC. The Trojans host undefeated and top-ranked Notre Dame in their regular season finale on Saturday.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- When USC quarterback Matt Barkley was sacked late in the game against UCLA the entire Rose Bowl watched, waiting for the Trojans' senior signal caller to get back up. Backup quarterback Max Wittek was no different. "Matt usually gets up a little slower," Wittek explained after practice this week. "So I was like ‘Alright, here we go Matt'." But Barkley stayed down and...

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